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The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum Announces Several Special Events in January & February

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BOCA RATON, Fla. - eTradeWire -- (Boca Raton, FL – January 10, 2023) The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum (SBRHM) today announced several special events in January & February 2023, plus the opening of a new major exhibition. For more information, please visit www.BocaHistory.org, or call 561.395.6766, ext. 100.

Thursday, January 12, at 6 pm

Town Hall Talk

Escape: The Story of the Confederacy's Infamous Libby Prison and the Civil War's Largest Jail Break

Dr.  Robert Watson is an award-winning author who has published over 40 books and 200 scholarly articles and essays on topics in political, military, and social history. He is also a professor at Lynn University. Escape! is the story of one of the worst and deadliest prisons in American history, one where senior Union officers suffered and died in alarming numbers. Located in the heart of the Confederacy's capital—Richmond—the infamous prison was used for propaganda purposes by southern leaders and took on symbolic significance far beyond that of just a prison. However, it was also the site of a bold and daring prison break by a group of high-ranking Union officers, an event that captivated the nation, outraged the South, and sparked one of the largest manhunts in American history. The Town Hall Talk starts at 6 pm with check-in and refreshments, and the lecture begins at 6:30 pm. FREE for BRHS members, $10 for guests.

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Saturday, February 7

FREE Fun Saturday

To celebrate the arrival of the new Boca Raton Brightline Station, on the first Saturday of every month The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum is offering FREE Fun Saturday, waiving the regular admission fee ($12 adults, $8 students and seniors, free for members and children 4 years old and under) for all visitors from 10 am to 4 pm. Fun activities will include a Museum Hunt for kids with prizes. Whether people of all ages come in a car or on Brightline or by walking, this is the perfect no-cost opportunity to enjoy the museum's exciting and interactive exhibits that document the growth and development of Boca Raton from a small farming town to the sophisticated internationally known city it is today.

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Dr. Robert Watson – January 12

Available for Interview:

Mary Csar, Executive Director

Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum

561.395.6766 / director@bocahistory.org

Media Contact:

Gary Schweikhart, PR-BS

561.756.4298  /  gary@pr-bs.net

Source: PR by Schweikhart
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